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6 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017 news photo Ambode hails grass roots roles in governance Sesan Olufowobi T he Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday said his government would continue to appreciate the roles played by the people at the grass roots to ensure that rural communities are integrated into mainstream governance. He said, “If communities can collectively persuade themselves to build roads, build police post; if communities can unite to finance the construction of health centres; definitely, they teach us the values of responsibility and our administration will continue to treat our communities as stakeholders in governance.’’ The governor, who spoke at the 2017 Community Day celebration on Lagos Island, said the growth in the state could not have been possible without the support of members of community development associations, community development committees and other stakeholders at grass roots level. Ambode, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, said, “I commend members of CDAs and CDCs for donating completed projects like schools, health centres and police post, among others, to complement government’s efforts.” Ambode said he decentralised 2017 Community Day celebration to various local government and council development areas was to encourage more people to participate, as well as to reverse the old tradition of compelling people to travel long distances for celebration. Earlier, the Chairman of the Lagos Island Local Government Area, Tijani Olusi, said the state governor had approved that the CDAs and CDCs be integrated to the state structure of governance as the fourth tiers of government because of their closeness to the people. Lagos community laments harassment •L-R: Chief Actuary/ Chief Risk Officer, Custodian and Allied Plc, Mr. Anthony Tippa; Chief Executive Officer, Custodian Social Responsibility Foundation, Mrs. Olubunmi Aderemi; Managing Director, Custodian Life Assurance Limited, Mr. Larry Ademeso; and Executi ٔɕѽȰ5ȸ9Ž餁9ռЁѡ՝Ʌѥa ѽ ɥѥ)%́ ٕˊd1̸]͑丁AѼMո ɔ)Mͅ=ՙݽ)P)ɕͥ́M)չ䁥ѡɕ)1́MхєٔѼ)ٕɹȁչ)Ѽٔͅѡɽ)Ʌ̰ݡѡ䁅͕)хѡչ)Q䁅ѡЁѡ)Ʌ́Ս)͕ͥͽ)Ёٔхɕ́)ѡЁ䁽ѡ)Ѽхєٕɹ)́ݥѡЁ͡ݥ)յЁѼѡ)Q ɵѡM) չ)ٕ)ͽѥ 5ՙх)=չ夰ͼѕѡ)Սѥɴɽ)ݽѠ́Ʉѡ)́ͅݡ٥)ѡȁɅѽ́Ѽѡ٥)!ͅqQٕɹ)́ٔЁ)Ѽɽ٥䁑յ)Ё́ɔɵ́ݔ)ٔͥȁ)ɵȁɔѡ啅)ݥѡЁ䁡Ʌ+q])ٔ)ѥѥ)ѡ1́MхєQͭɍ) ѕ1Ʌ)Ёȁѥѥ́ЁѼ)ɕѼt)!)ɝ)ٕɹ)չѼ͕Ё)ѕѼٕѥєѡ)ѕȁɽ͕єѡ͔)ѡх)9ѼɅذѡ)ٽѥͭ+0H0HɹYAɕͥа ѕɕ%ѥє ́9ɥ5ȸ 弁=՝쁄ɵȁ Ʌ) ٕɹȰ )͕MͤAɕͥа % 8AɽMո쁄ɵȁٕɹȰ 8)ЁɕͥЁ % 8̈́=ѥѤ쁙չȰЁ 5յЁ =չ=Չ ո쁅ЁY)AɕͥЁ % 8ȁU=԰ЁѡչѼɬ=ѥѧèѠѡ䁥1̸ɕѱ丁AѼ % 8+0HɕѽȰ Ʌ 9ɥ5ȸɅ́]̈́5ɕѽȰɕఁ5ȸ)Qչ=չ쁄ɵȁ ɵ9ɥɽɅՐմ 85ȸՕ=5)ɕѽȰх5ȸAѕȁ=ɔ쁅 =Ʌѥ=Ȱɕఁ5ȸ-彑ɥ弰Ёѡ)AL%مѥMյЁ1̸QՕ͑丁AѼ݄)!)P)9ѥɕѽɅє)嵕Ё́ͅ)́хѕѡɕեѵ)(ذ)չ啐)ѡ́ѥݥչȁѡ)9 ͥ9ѥ=)ɕѥ͡)M(9=Lȁٽѥ)ͭ́եͥѥ)QɕѽȁɅѡ)ɕѽɅєȁ9ͥԁ1)ͅѡѕɅ)Ցչͭ)ݽݡɔɥ)͍ٕ̰͕)͍ٕ̰ɽ́)ݕ́ѡȁչ啐)ͽ̸)1хѕЁ)]͑ͅѡɅ)ݽձѕѼݕ)х͡Ʌ͵ݥѠ)хɐɅѱ̸)!ͅqQ͕́Ёݥ)ѡѥаѡ)ɕѱչɝ9)Ʌمɥ́ٽѥ)ͭ́ѱ́ѡ)хѕϊdՑɅ) хQɥѽ䰁թ)ѡɕѡ̸+qQɅ͍ݥ)хͥձхͱ䁥)ѡ؁хѕ̰Ց) PQٽѥɅ)ɅѥɅ́ݕݼ)ݕ́ѡɕѡ́ݥѠ)ЁɽȀܸ)Qمͭ́Ց) ͵ѽ))ѡ)ɥٕͭ́ձ)Ѽչ今t)Q)ɕѽ)Ʌ)хѕѡЁѡ͍݅)ݥѠѡɕѽɅїe)хѽ䁵єѼͥ)ЁɽɅ)ѼɕՍ́չ嵕)ѼѡɅٕѡ)չ)Q9 ɑѽȁ)=ոMхє=啹)ѡɕѽɅє)Ёȁ́Ց)́ɕՍѡ)չ嵕Ё9ɥ)ѡɽ՝مɥ̸́+qQɕɅѥȰ)ѕɕѕѡ́=ո)ݥхͥ)] 4ȁM̸+qQٽѥɅ)ɽɅݡхѕ)Ȁаܰݥ)Սѕͽͥ)ɵ)͕ѽ)ѕ)Ʌ̸QɅ́ݥ)ѕѼѡ͕ѕѕ)Ʌ͵ݥѠхɐ)Ʌѱ́ɽ́=ո)Mхєt